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BEAM XPRESSi – Quick Start Guide

BEAM XPRESSii with logo

This page contains the online version of the Quick Start Guide for the BEAM XPRESSi Automotive Router. Here you will find an overview of the various components found on the front and back sides of a BEAM XPRESSi device, basic hardware installation, first login information, device specifications and general safety information. It is highly recommended that you acquaint yourself with with the Quick Start Guide before using the device. If you own a BEAM XPRESSi device, you can also find a printed version of the Quick Start Guide in the device’s packaging.

Front View

No.
Description
1
Power LED
2
SIM Holder
3
Reset Button
4
Wi-Fi LED
5
Mobile network LEDs
6
Mobile signal strength indication LEDs

Back View

No.
Description
1
Power Connector
2
GPS antenna connector
3
LTE antenna connectors

Power Socket Pinout

No.
Description
Wire Colour
1
No connected
White
2
Ignition
Green
3
Ground
Black
4
Power
Red

Hardware Installation

Hardware Installation XPRESSi
  • Push the SIM holder button with a SIM needle or paper clip.
  • Pull out the SIM holder.
  • Insert your SIM card into the SIM holder.
  • Slide the SIM holder back into the router.
  • Attach mobile antennas.
  • Connect the power adapter to the socket on the front of the device. Then plug the other end of the power adapter into a power outlet.
  • Connect to the device wirelessly
  • (SSID: BEAM_**** (unique to each device)).

Configure your computer (Windows)

Enable the wireless network connection (go to Start → Control Panel → Network and Internet → Network and Sharing Center. In the left panel click the Change adapter settings link. Right click on Wireless Network Connection and select Enable).

Wireless Network Connection dialog box

Setup wireless network adapter on your computer (right click on Wireless Network Connection and select Properties. After that select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP) and click Properties).

Select Obtain IP address and Obtain DNS server address automatically if they are not selected. Click OK.

Obtain IP address and DNS Server dialog box

Right click on Wireless Network Connection and select Connect to see available wireless networks.

Qsg iseries connect to wireless network

Choose the wireless network BEAM_**** from the list and click Connect. Enter the WiFi password located on the device’s label.

Login to Device

To enter the router’s Web interface (WebUI), type http://192.168.42.1 into the URL field of your Internet browser.

Use login information shown in the image above when prompted for authentication.

After you login, you will be prompted to change your password for security reasons. The new password must contain at least 8 characters, including at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and one digit. This step is mandatory and you will not be able to interact with the router’s WebUI before you change the password.

When you change the router’s password, the Configuration Wizard will start. The Configuration Wizard is a tool used to setup some of the router’s main operating parameters.

Go to the Status > Network page and pay attention to the Signal Strength indication (image below). To maximize the cellular performance try adjusting the antennas or changing the location of your device to achieve the best signal conditions.

Signal strength status dialog box

Safety Information

BEAM XPRESSi automotive router must be used in compliance with any and all applicable national and international laws and with any special restrictions regulating the utilization of the communication module in prescribed applications and environments.

Radio specifications

Description
Specifications
RF technologies
GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, LTE, GNSS, WiFi
Max. RF power
33 dBm@GSM, 24 dBm@WCDMA, 23 dBm@LTE, 20 dBm@WiFi

Bundled accessories specifications*

Description
Specifications
GSM/WCDMA/LTE antenna
690/900/1800/1900/2100/2700 MHz, 50 Ω, VSWR < 3.2, gain** 3.5 dBi, omnidirectional, FAKRA D female connector
GNSS antenna
1575.42~1602 MHz, 2.2-5 VDC, VSWR < 1.5, active total gain** 26 dB (typ.), RHCP polarization, FAKRA C female connector

* Order code dependent.

** Higher gain antenna can be connected to compensate for cable attenuation when a cable is used. The user is responsible for the compliance with the legal regulations.

Hereby, Mobile Onboard declares that the radio equipment type BEAM XPRESSi is in compliance with Directives: 2014/53/EU, 2014/35/EU, 2014/30/EU.
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